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S. HRG. 101-205

MINING LAWS OF 1872 AND 1989

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINERAL RESOURCES

DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

UNITED STATES SENATE

ONE HUNDRED FIRST CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 1126 TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSITION OF HARDROCK MINERALS ON

FEDERAL LANDS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

JUNE 7, 1989

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

21-173

WASHINGTON : 1989

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office

U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

J. BENNETT JOHNSTON, Louisiana, Chairman DALE BUMPERS, Arkansas

JAMES A. MCCLURE, Idaho WENDELL H. FORD, Kentucky

MARK O. HATFIELD, Oregon HOWARD M. METZENBAUM, Ohio

PETE V. DOMENICI, New Mexico BILL BRADLEY, New Jersey

MALCOLM WALLOP, Wyoming JEFF BINGAMAN, New Mexico

FRANK H. MURKOWSKI, Alaska TIMOTHY E. WIRTH, Colorado

DON NICKLES, Oklahoma KENT CONRAD, North Dakota

CONRAD BURNS, Montana
HOWELL T. HEFLIN, Alabama

JAKE GARN, Utah
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV, West Virginia MITCH MCCONNELL, Kentucky

DARYL OWEN, Staff Director

D. MICHAEL HARVEY, Chief Counsel
FRANK M. CUSHING, Staff Director for the Minority
GARY G. ELLSWORTH, Chief Counsel for the Minority

SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINERAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION

JEFF BINGAMAN, New Mexico, Chairman

HOWELL T. HEFLIN, Alabama, Vice Chairman DALE BUMPERS, Arkansas

FRANK H. MURKOWSKI, Alaska WENDELL H. FORD, Kentucky

MITCH MCCONNELL, Kentucky KENT CONRAD, North Dakota

MALCOLM WALLOP, Wyoming

DON NICKLES, Oklahoma J. BENNETT JOHNSTON and JAMES A. McCLURE are Ex Officio Members of the Subcommittee

LISA A. VEHMAS, Professional Staff Member

CONTENTS

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Alfers, Stephen D., partners, Davis, Graham & Stubbs

Babcock, Russell C., director of exploration, British Petroleum Minerals

America.....

Bingaman, Hon. Jeff, U.S. Senator from New Mexico

Bumpers, Hon. Dale, U.S. Senator from Arkansas

Burford, Robert F., director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the

Interior , accompanied by T.S. Ary, director, Bureau of Mines.

Burns, Hon. Conrad, U.S. Senator from Montana....

Craig, Hon. Larry E., U.S. Representative from Idaho...

Delcour, David W., vice president, Amax Mineral Resources Co., and chair-

man, Public Lands Committee, American Mining Congress

Domenici, Hon. Pete V., U.S. Senator from New Mexico

Garn, Hon. Jake, U.S. Senator from Utah.....

Greenwalt, Lynn A., vice president, National Wildlife Federation

Hocker, Philip M., president, Mineral Policy Center
Langley, Gary, executive director, Montana Mining Association
Leonard, George M., associate chief, Forest Service, Department of Agricul-

ture, accompanied by Pamela Peach, Office of the General Counsel

Leshy, John D., professor of law, Arizona State University..

Livermore, Putnam, president, Public Resource Associates.

McCloskey, Michael, chairman, Sierra Club

McClure, Hon. James, U.S. Senator from Idaho......

McVee, Curtis V., executive director, Alaska Miners Association

Murkowski, Hon. Frank H., U.S. Senator from Alaska

Neff, John L., secretary, Northwest Mining Association.

Roybal, Charles E., executive director, New Mexico Mining Association .....

Smith, Don, president, Citizens for Mining

Snow, Geoffrey G., mining committee chairman, Minerals Exploration Coali-

tion, accompanied by Brad Mills, chairman.
Udall, Stewart L., chairman, Mineral Policy Center, accompanied by Philip

M. Hocker, president ......

Wallop, Hon. Malcolm, U.S. Senator from Wyoming

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